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368 children diagnosed type 1 diabetes in Kyrgyzstan

368 children diagnosed type 1 diabetes in Kyrgyzstan

As of January 1, 2017, the State Register of Diabetes Mellitus registered 1,930 adults and teens and 368 children with type 1 diabetes.

54,473 people were registered with the type 2 diabetes versus 50,000 people as of the beginning of 2016.

There are 197 adults and teens and 77 children with the type 1 diabetes established for the first time in the country. A total of 16,504 patients need insulin therapy.

The Ministry of Health earlier said it purchased insulin on the basis of a tender for the state budget.

All patients including children are provided with free insulins. The Ministry for 2016-2017 has purchased insulin for 134,900 soms, while the real need for the anti-diabetic medication for the patients requires more than 400 million soms.

Original url : akipress.com

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